The act of prohibiting; a declaration or injunction forbidding some action; interdict.
- The act of prohibiting or the condition of being prohibited.
- A law, order, or decree that forbids something.
- The forbidding by law of the manufacture, transportation, sale, and possession of alcoholic beverages.
- The period (1920-1933) during which the 18th Amendment forbidding the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages was in force in the United States.